Certain activities require all of us to exercise care toward one another. Many of these activities are quite ordinary – driving, operating machinery, building things. These normal activities often create a duty of care to others contacted in such activities, such as pedestrians, other drivers, and so on. This duty may arise from day-to-day contact, a relationship or a law.
Whether a person was negligent depends on what an ordinary person would do in similar circumstances, but negligence can take the form of an unreasonable act. Sometimes there is a statute that governs the duty. When this type of rule is violated, a person may be held strictly liable for such acts.
- A duty of care,
- A breach of that duty,
- The breached caused a harm, and
- You have suffered an actual injury or damage.
If you believe that you or your property has been injured or damaged through negligence, call us today at our toll-free number: (888) 237-4529 or use our contact form.